Being agreeable can be a good thing. As long as you are not just being a push-over and going with the crowed and you are able to stand up for what you know is right or what you think is best. If that is the case then being an agreeable person just makes life easier! Being disagreeable can be disastrous!! Everyone knows at least one disagreeable person. That person that will always disagree no matter what. For some reason they always want to do/think/believe the opposite of everyone else! There is however one place were we should all look to be agreeable whenever we can… Prayer!
My wife and I are looking to be more active in our prayer life with each other. Praying together is a good thing, especially in a marriage. Praying with your spouse puts you both in an open and vulnerable position together before God and many great things can come of that! Praying together in a group of trusted friends can accomplish many great things as well but I believe that we should make an adjustment to the common method of group/partner prayer.
Typically when praying together either one person starts and then everyone else takes the lead until everyone has had a chance to pray or one person will lead the entire prayer. Personally I think these are both great ways to pray together. Where I think we should make an adjustment is when you are NOT the one praying out loud! Typically the people that are not praying out loud sit in silence and listen to the person speaking while putting their spiritual support behind the prayer but I think that Christ teaches us that we should do more than that.
“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
(Mat 18:19-20 NIV)
We must agree with each other when we pray together. Whether that is speaking agreement in your head, nodding in agreement during the prayer, or quietly saying ‘yes’ I think that we should make our agreement known. Let God know that we agree with what is being asked for!
Grace & Peace,